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Old 03-17-2012, 12:46 AM
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Default Hemi 5.7 swap, advice please

I have a Dodge ram 2006 truck with the 5.7 hemi. The truck has alot of miles already on it so I am looking on changing the engine of it.
I would like to know what is the options that I have of engines that I can still use with the original transfer case.

Anyone has done this ?
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Reuse the block and build a stroker motor call stu at inertia motorsports.
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If it still runs then it is a good candidate for a rebuild.
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It Still runs so I can sell it for a very nice price here in Venezuela, allowing me to purchase a very cheap new engine.
I was looking for more torque and Hp , so was thinking on a bigger Hemi but do you guys think is just better to tune up a 5.7 new engine?
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You will not get a bigger hemi for cheap. You will either have to purchase a 6.1 or 6.4 and make that work, or stroke your current engine.
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I was thinking on the 6.1L .
Does someone know who sells them with a installation kit for the truck?

I can sell the engine here for $3500, a new 5.7l will cost me around $4500 and with something more I can get a bigger engine without the need to spend extra money to put a supercharger on it.
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I was thinking on the 6.1L .
Does someone know who sells them with a installation kit for the truck?

I can sell the engine here for $3500, a new 5.7l will cost me around $4500 and with something more I can get a bigger engine without the need to spend extra money to put a supercharger on it.
Is that U.S. dollars? $3500 sounds like a ton of money for a high mileage motor...

Most go for $800-$1200 or so here in the states. My friend here just bought one out of a wrecked 07 with the transmission and transfer case for $1400.
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Well, he is from Venezuela. $800 USD is equivalent to about $3500 so hes spot on on pricing

Id say rebuild it if it hasnt thrown a rod.
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Is that U.S. dollars? $3500 sounds like a ton of money for a high mileage motor...

Most go for $800-$1200 or so here in the states. My friend here just bought one out of a wrecked 07 with the transmission and transfer case for $1400.
This is because here in Venezuela everything cost 2x because of the regulations here of exterior commerce.
You see on the exchange rate that the 1 dollar is 4.5 bolivares but actually here it costs 8.6.
The cars here cost double but I fill up the truck with just 1dollar
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Well, he is from Venezuela. $800 USD is equivalent to about $3500 so hes spot on on pricing

Id say rebuild it if it hasnt thrown a rod.
Im afraid that it can happen that while Im traveling and with the service here you can be robbed....... and killed in some places


dosent anyone sell like a 6.1 with all the parts ready to fit on the truck?
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